How They Croaked - Georgia Bragg and Kevin O'Malley

Many books are about how famous people lived, but only one tells How They Croaked (Walker, $17.99). Georgia Bragg’s fascinating chronology introduces readers to more than a dozen historical figures and their chronic or fatal maladies. From Marie Antoinette’s beheading to Mozart’s septic condition, the gory details may be the main attraction, but these famous people’s lives and contributions to the world are equally interesting. Bragg includes historical notes at the end of each chapter and Kevin O’Malley’s illustrations complement the text with humor. Ages 10-14. HWP

This is Washington, D.C. - Miroslav Sasek

This is Washington, D.C. (Universe, $17.95): home to dozens of government buildings, but also to some of this country’s most exciting national landmarks. Part of M. Sasek’s famous travel series, this newly reissued book contains a wealth of information about the history of the city, ranging from the creation of the monuments to an explanation of the city’s well-known street grid. Originally published in 1969, this updated edition contains the original text, but features an appendix describing the ways today’s city is different. Tourists and residents alike will delight in the oldfashioned illustrations and descriptions of our favorite city. Ages 8-11. AJK
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ISBN: 9780789322326
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Universe - March 15th, 2011

Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero - Marissa Moss and John Hendrix

Sarah Edmonds was a heroic Nurse, Soldier, Spy (Abrams, $18.95) during the Civil War. Eager to fight for the North, Sarah signed up, disguised as a man named Frank Thompson. Frank became a dedicated soldier and nurse who earned the nickname “little woman” because of her fine features. Ultimately, Frank was handpicked to become a spy. Disguised as a freed slave, Frank was captured and forced into work with the Confederate army. Author Marissa Moss and illustrator John Hendrix give readers a peek at a little-known piece of Civil War history. Ages 7-10. KLP
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By Marissa Moss, John Hendrix (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780810997356
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2011